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>>> now good morning maryland at 9:00. >>> it is tuesday, september 21. thanks for joining us at 9:00, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. welcome in. we are getting ready for our extreme makeover. it's going to be a great show coming up on sunday. >> it was such a cool thing, wasn't it? that big reveal, that big surprise that happened and all the dramatic weather they had. it is going to be a great story. i can't wait to see the show on sunday. >> we'll have a pregame show on at 6:00 followed by the real show at 7:00. we are looking forward to that. we are looking forward to -- did you hear what the zoo is doing on fridays? great idea. we'll share what they're doing here in a couple minutes. >> cool thing is, they bring an interesting guest. >>> all right, also today, breast cancer awareness month is next month and you know, we are going to be talking more and more about it. just up the road, the cancer treatment center of america, they have oncology rehab, which is not something you hear about a lot in the process of overcoming cancers. we will hear about who it is helpf
minutes with us. by the way, it's election day. >> primaries. >> 32% of us are going to go out there and vote, which is according to the state elections administration in annapolis. also, this is primary election day. the nice weather of course and the hot races in the state are going to bring you out including in baltimore city. where the big races for the city state's attorneys office and linda so has an update on where the race stands as voters get ready to decide today. >> reporter: this has been one hot race. this sidewalk here says it all. the street is literally lined with signs for bernstein and jessamy. both candidates will be working overtime today to make a final push as voters head to the poll on primary election day. >> how are you? >> good morning. >> reporter: gregg bernstein started his day off greeting voters at cross country elementary school in northwest baltimore. polls open at 7:00. jessamy is also doing the same, going around the city to meet and tbreet voters. it's their final push in what turned out to be the city's hottest race. jessamy is fighting to h
in the week. investigators now believe that a fire started in a vacant home. linda so joins us in the studio and drawing atension to the danger of a lot of vacant homes. >> reporter: after what happened with the devastating fires earlier in the week, people fear it could happen on their block as well. they are calling on the city to do more to keep them safe. we spoke with people along east north avenue who tell us there have already been several vacant home fires there. eleanor says years ago when she was using drugs she lived with several people in an abandoned home, the drug use and lighting candles for heat and fire poses a risk of fire. >> it do travel and spreads onto the old houses because they're real old, you know? i think about it every day. >> reporter: now, the city owns 10,000 vacant structures. housing officials do look for ways to rehabilitate the properties. when the safety threat outweighs the benefit, they often demolish them. linda so, abc 2 news. >>> we've known all along high winds helped a fire spread beyond the unit where this started. right now there's a combination
have the winner in studio b apparently cooking us something here. i'll have to find out what it is and who the winner is. also on fridays, aleen gabey from the maryland spca comes in and brings an adorable pet up for adoption. we'll meet uda, 6 years old, needs a home. sweet as can be and very shy. first things first as you can see, i'm by myself. jamie's not here. he is on the go this morning because once again, he's somewhere in the state of maryland. this time he went west to visit the mountains of maryland. hey, jamie. >> reporter: welcome to cumberland! here we are. three, four ♪ [music] ♪ we'll play it for you on maine street here in beautiful cumberland. main street of the magic kingdom except for the? >> the mouse. >> look at this. cover lady boss singing hello. >> describe allegheny county. >> 60,000 acres of public land and this beautiful town right in the middle of it. >> reporter: we're going to show you cumberland and music from the shop owners here. look at the mountains. the leaves start to change right up there on the hill. we're on the mountain side of ma
in that kitchen. >> things you never thought about. >> we run scan alerts every week and the bbb helps us out with that, all the time. angie barnett is in here, to talk to about a special awards ceremony they have coming up to honor businesses who have great ethics, integrity. all that. >>> let's get to today's hot topics. it's all about politics this morning. it was a weekend packed with surprises, delaware senate candidate christine o'donnell talking about witchcraft, sarah palin falling to 5th place. colin powell taking obama and all the delegates. prompted by this clip from a 1999 episode of abc's politically incorrect. shown over the weekend by bill maher on his hbo show. >> one of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar. >> i was in high school. how many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school? but no, there's been no witch craft since, if there was, karl rove would be a supporter now. >> reporter: on one side detractor karl rove has accused her of saying nutty things. the witchcraft comments included. >> in southern delaware, there are a lot of church-g
in. this afternoon, the temperatures will be nice and mild and cool back down. kim brown, tell us about the traffic this morning. >> reporter: you will see a crash blocking one of the center are lanes. police are on the scene now. traffic will start to slow at providence road. you can see drivers have to get on the right shoulder to get around this. until you get a tow truck, that vehicle is facing almost the wrong direction or the opposite direction on the beltway. expect delays as you try to make your way towards 95. as we look at our drive times, minor delays from white marsh boulevard to the beltway. no problems southbound from shawon. it's starting to build just a bit from owings mills boulevard. jamie, back to you. >>> san bruno is a town that lives next door to the san francisco airport so it would be like glen burnie. >> you have been watching the incredible fire footage after a gas explosion last night. want to go to done guevara who is -- don guevara who is with us. the footage is incrediblep. >> jamie it is. we're near the epicenter of the massive explosion. at that si
inching up to 9.6% there's 15 million people out of work this labor day. jeff haeger shows us how desperate it's become with one of them. >> reporter: with his buttoned down shirt, tie, sneakers david carrter bay started his day promptly at 8:00 in the morning on the median strip below charles avenue. >> people will come and try to give me bags of food and stuff. it is not me physically being hungry. >> no, david isn't homeless, he is jobless, what he can scrape together to pay his bills doesn't leave enough to actually live on. >> hello. how you doin'. >> i'm great, thanks. i don't have a whole lot but -- >> god bless you for your positive thoughts, always had a job, easy for me to get a job. >> at 52 years old he has spent most of his life in baltimore doing construction work, carpenter and welding as well as taking a turn as a barber. after spending 9 months with his wife and 14-year-old son in a shelter he could no longer wait to put those skills to use. that's when he got the idea for a street appeal. recalling the generosity of people when he served as a bell- ringer for the
of us can change a light bulb or squash a stink bug but also move a bus and give hope. >> all going through my head now is wow. i'm crying a lot because it's finally hitting. before i said, i was still in shock. now it's hitting. >> reporter: we were all tied up watching ty and his miracle workers give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched "extreme makeover: home edition" at home. others came out here to notre-dame prep for a viewing party. >> meant a lot to me and my family. i know that all my friends watching it, they are just like, really impressed at what the program that i'm in and all the things i'm doing. >> ok, here's the situation. a storm has blown in! >> reporter: to show what you can do with a stop watch, weather against us. we saw tears and raindrops, hugs and earthquakes. in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show is doing. we couldn't be happier and so proud and privileged we had the house. >> reporter: if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall, laid a brick, this show was all about you. b
but it will make its way to a nice afternoon and mixture of sun and clouds will give us a warm-up, up cose to 80. you can follow that at the our wake-up window at the bottom of the screen. major headline here, hurricane igor, still a category 4, a little weaker. now joined by hurricane julia, that we're watching out there in the open waters of the atlantic. now igor down to 135 mile-per-hour winds. that is below the 150 mark that we had measured yesterday. at least the national hurricane center had measured. we don't personally go out there for you. but we're watching hurricane julia off the coast of africa, now winds of 75 miles per hour. and just upgraded to hurricane status this morning. locally, maryland's most powerful doppler radar, we are dry. we've got ourselves five sweeps across the chesapeake and showing up basically no moisture falling from a few clouds out there. down to 54 in ellicott city. 57 in perry hall. the warm spot, the eastern shore in centreville at 61 degrees. 2-degree guaranteed high with a mix of sun and clouds, up to 80 this afternoon. >>> right now here's kim brown wi
tells us tonight, that probably is a much broader threat in baltimore. >> something that weighs people's minds every day. the fires on calhoun and kerri last night certainly caught their attention, but there is not much residents that live near vacant homes can do about it. they're calling on the city it do more to keep them safe. >> could what happened in west baltimore last night happen in east baltimore some other night? people who live along east north avenue say it already has, there have been several fires in vacant homes here. >> i heard that on the news last night, and it is like it shook me because it could have been me. >> eleanor anderson moved into a rooming house here about two months ago. she is recovering from drug addiction trying to find a job. in fact, she says years ago when she was using drugs she lived with several other people in an abandoned home. >> real scary, you know. i just took one day at a time. i mean, i just prayed and god just kept me safe in there. >> drug use, candles for light and heat, the risks for fire were numerous, and they still are. even thoug
and sludge into the ocean off u.s. shores. unless you worked aboard a ship you probably don't have any idea what any of this is or what it does. these are cell phone pictures taken by a crewman aboard the merchant vessel arhona. it shows how a 103-foot hose was bypassed a storage system to dump 6, 000 gallons of oil into the ocean. >> if you think about what is going on here you've got a ship out in the middle of the ocean at night turning a valve that releases this pollution overboard. it's extraordinarily difficult to detect. >> reporter: it got detected because of this note. a filipino crewman slipped this to a customs inspector after the ship docked in our area. the note says the crewman was ordered by the chief's engineer to dump the hose. the coast guard, epa and other federal agencies acted quickly and were able to seize the equipment used to bypass the normal waste oil system. >> the phlange would go in the hose here where you take your clamps, put the clamps over the hose, slide the phlange and tighten the clamps down to secure it. so nothing would leak. around the area. >> then it
>>> good morning, happy friday, thanks for joining us here on good morning maryland at 9:00. so much to talk about today. jamie's on the go. he's live in harford county, we'll check with him in just a bit. to give you a sneak peek of what's ahead, we always have food on the brain. today, listen up, it's good. the great steakhouse escape. we'll look at all the sizzling steakhouses in the baltimore area. what kind of cuts are the best? since we're talking about food in "studio b", our studio next door, we have chefs from bic cooking up an asian treat for us. we'll learn about that cuisine and how to make something simple at home. >>> another thing that's kind of exciting, something we never do enough is looking to the skies and star gaze a little bit. we'll do that later on in the show with the folks from ccbc. >>> of course, it's friday, we always have a pet of the week. we want you to check out ronnie. he's an 8-week-old puppy, pitbull, extremely friendly, not a biter, from the maryland spca. katie flokay ry is here. now we want to move on to today's to hot topic. we're talking
. there was little many could do but run. >> i could see the stucco popping off my neighbor's house behind us so i knew it was intense. >> reporter: some living here say for several days they had smelled gas but no one could determine where it was coming from. >> we have yet to be able to get close enough to the actual source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. >> reporter: this twisted steel pipeline is the prime focus near this massive 15-foot wide crater. firefighters continued putting out spot fires. even cadaver dogs were brought to help search for those who couldn't escape the inferno. some residents went to a red cross shelter looking for help. >> my purse, my meds are still in my house. i hope my house is still there. >> reporter: people who was forced to evacuate are going to have to wait for the all clear before they can return to their homes or what's left of them, and that might not be until this weekend. >>> well, many people may be concerned about a gas explosion happening here. dge wants to remind its customers it regularly maintains the equipment. they work clo
@captioncolorado.com >>> happy friday. thank you so much for joining us on this friday morning. i'm megan pringle. >> not just a friday. >> a purple friday. you want to explain why we are are not in purple? we made a conscious decision. >> we don't want to do it too early because monday is the big game. >> we're going to do purple monday. >> very good. you know i have one purple shirt. >> jamie has one tie that he wears the entire season. it gets a little funky if he wears it too much. thank you, i appreciate that. >> 9:45 the purple caravan should be up on lutherville and york road. >> this is the season to really talk about. then the trash talking with ray lewis. >> don't you love that? >> yes. >> so that's all going on here in town. the league for people with disabilities, david bloomberg's here. we have a big fund-raiser in town tomorrow for the family to come out. we'll tell you why they are doing it and where the money's going to go. >>> we also have a chef in our kitchen next door. tangiers right on boston street. great location and they will be making couscous. >> good. >> delicious. good is right. a
to the eastern shore, and they are at 48 as well. we are expecting a lot of sunshine with mid 40s for many of us. holding in the 50s downtown and right by the bay, we will even everything out by lunchtime, and mostly sunny sky later today. the 2-degree guaranteed high of 78 degrees. we'll have that heat wave coming up in a couple of minutes. let's check on that traffic with kim brown. >> good morning. baltimore city, we have a structure fire that has falls road closed between northern parkway and harvest road. you are going to see police and fire equipment out there partially blocking that intersection. so you can get around it, rowland avenue, or taking the jfx. also this morning because of the renaming of the opera house. mount roil is going to close starting at 9:00 this morning. as we take a welcome at our drive times, very few delays, no problems between 795 and 70. that's a 6 minute trip. traffic starting to build slightly. 4 minutes towards 695 and no problems on the throughway at this time between the split and 295. traffic looks good around the area. here we are on the northeast side,
to the weekend. cool start. we are down to the mid60s. 50s out to the west. most of us wake um tomorrow in the low 50s. winds dying down. it's a less breezy day tomorrow. early look at the hour by hour forecast. we are back back no the upper 70s. little mildler but still dry. the chance for rain comes back into sunday. we will break that down and talk about the -- look at the second half of the weekend. >> all right. thank you. we are just four days from the per primary. the state senate race and the 46th district appears to be a lot tighter than anyone expected. the district includes the city's waterfront, canton, all the way around to brooklyn and curtis bay. voter its have a choice between youth and experience. >> reporter: that's right. george has represented the district in baltimore since 1981. his opponent bill ferguson has just graduated in 2005 from college. >> educational. >> reporter: he was born in 1982. the same year his opponent was elected to the senate. ferguson said he knew his age and experience would be an issue so he has tried to turn into an advantage. >> our cit
of us can change a light bulb but we can also move a bus and give hope. >> thoughts wow and i'm cry age lot because it's fun hitting as before i said i was still in shock, now it's hitting. >> we were all tied up watching them give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched extreme makeover home edition at home. others came out here to notre dame press for a viewing party. >> meant a lot to me and my family. we were impressed about program. >> here is the situation. bit of a storm has blown? . >> reporter: it showed what we can do with a stopwatch, with weather against us, we saw tears and rain, hugs and quakes, in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show is showing. we couldn't be happier and just so proud and privileged we had the experience we did and we have a house. if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall this show was about you. it gives us hope for a brighter future. girls hope, boy's hope thank you for maybing us feel good about ourselves. >> great show. even the show -- the story doesn't end tonigh
: good morning, megan. this used to be the best hot spot here. take a look behind me here. we are talking about the towson commons and later today, we will know who it belongs to after it goes on the auction block. the towson commons development just south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at 1:00 p.m. at the county courthouse steps. now most retail spots in the commons are now vacant. this used to be the hot spot in towson and county believes that best use for this space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county set aside some money to help redevelop the commons. the county pledged to help if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> he has no information at all on the auction, who is going to bid and what their plans are going to be. we will be in conversation with the winner no matter who they are. >> reporter: that auction kicks off at 1:00 today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> today, a name changing ceremony will take place for the lyric opera house. it will be called the patricia and arthur performing arts center at the lieric. the
control. so why are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network. it's time for fios. visit verizon.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> really dangerous situation in the rugged area of the colorado foothills. a wind driven fire destroyed dozens of homes northwest of boulder. flames charred 3500 acres, forcing evacuations, there are homes of the firefighters who are battling those fires have been destroyed. >>> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> good morning, everyone. yes, we are just talking about that fire story and we do have some conditions. we definitely do have a fire watch. let me show you the areas as we head towards the east. you can see this incompasses northeast maryland and southeast pennsylvania and also central and southern new jersey. a fire watch means it's critical fire conditions are forecasted to occur and this is in effect wednesday afternoon through w
for joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. welcome back, justin berk. >> we've got another hurricane but this one well out into the atlantic and this one not going to impact us at least immediately and at least in the near term. we're looking at first off, after the first wet day in nearly three weeks morning clouds and some areas of fog. even dampness on the yownd that will dry out this afternoon, as the breeze gives us clearing sunshine and nice warm temperatures. there's hurricane igor. right now a very strong category 4 and could become a category 5 storm as we head on in through the afternoon or evening. we'll talk more about that coming up. this morning, just quiet around town. low clouds, areas of fog and 61 in baltimore. to 57 with fog over there in easton on the eastern shore. we're clear and we're quiet on maryland's most powerful doppler radar. five complete sweeps across the chesapeake and maryland, no rain today but early fog and clouds giving way to clearing. this afternoon's 2-degree guaranteed high of 82 with sunshine. >>> let's check the roads with kim. >>
morning, maryland," i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. thanks for joining us. >> good morning, lynnette. >> good morning, jamie. we missed you yesterday, by the way. we're looking athe good weather for today. 76 degrees is the perfect temperature. we're going to be dry once again. that's the caveat in the forecast. a bit cooler so it lowers the risk for the fire potential, but it still is possible. so we have to watch that. so still no outdoor burning. more sunshine for today. those temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s. save the best news for last is the fact that we need some rain and we could see that over the weekend. the timing's not that great but we need it. maryland's most powerful doppler radar not picking up any rain as of now. it will get more active as we head into the weekend. the temperature into easton is 55 degrees right now. we're looking at that humidity at 76%. the sustained winds are calm as of now. we have a gust up to 8 miles per hour. all of this will be picking up, the sustained winds as we go throughout the afternoon and morning time frame. the
us. >> how you feeling? >> great, how are you? >> great. >> a little tired from watching the game? >> no, i'm still living off that. like i played. huh? meteorologist justin berk with a look at our weather. >> want to break in the stadium, at least the second game. we had a good night last night, a good weather day yesterday and we're going to pick up on that as we head through this morning. good stuff, especially for those of you who are red-eyed this morning. you may want to put the shades on. we'll have a little sunshine mixed in with the clouds. we're still an hour away from sunrise or at least an hour and a half with the chill this morning in the 50s and low 60s. we warm up nicely this afternoon. then we'll talk about igor, still a category 4 and now sister julia, hurricane julia, renamed and upgraded earlier this morning. yesterday, we've got our time lapse imagery across baltimore. you can see we had a mix of clouds thrown into the sky but this morning 67 at oriole park camden yards. that is one of the warmest spots we can find. most of you start in the 50s. ellicott city 5
advertisements are notorious for stretching the truth. this political season no exception. a viewer sent us a -- what looked like a so-called official ballot here they received in the mail saying me felt it could -- they felt it could mislead voters. but the university of law school dean says political speech, rhetoric and satire are protected by the first amendment and it's up to the voter to decide the truth. >> most political rhetoric is aimed at a small and increasingly smaller middle. these people are more persuadable in part because they generally are ambivalent and in part because it turns out in many cases the middle, or the so-called middle is in fact imposed of people who are less tuned in to politics. >> reporter: graber says our society is so politically porlarrized right now it's hard to change peoples' minds once they are made up. >>> one of the nation's biggest political havanaweights is throwing his support behind robert ehrlich. john mccain announced his endorsement. he made the endorsement after a meeting of the u.s. naval academy board of visitors. sarah palin, is support
it because that whole show was amazing. the girls are so amazing. >> it's about us, though, it's about us, right? that's the most important thing. >> no, i thought it showed baltimore in a great light. i think it was a very proud moment. >> i was very proud of our show last night. >> i have a special good morning. 5:30 this morning. from perry and gail in parkville. gail has her dog on her lap, they watch every morning at 5:30. great to meet you this weekend. >>> meteorologist justin berk is here. it poured on the tailgate and then the skies were beautiful. >> i think it was washing away the cobwebs. brand new season started yesterday, right? for gail in parkville, i want to let you know your dog will get wet if you go for a walk. we have a little wet weather now. parkville 65 degrees. northeast wind, gusting to 13 miles an hour. you've already seen a third-inch of rain and more on the way. in fact, the heavy rain is just pushing through parkville. check it out on maryland's most powerful doppler radar. you can see once you head towards towson, that orange and yellow, it's actually even h
through the morning. we get that sun up by 6:53 and it does some work by this afternoon, bringing us to near normal. let's see what is happening on those roads. here is kim brown. >> we have fire activity in baltimore city that has the eastbound lanes right at falls road partially blocked because of fire and police equipment. so police are going to be out there providing drivers with the detours. keep that in mind. aside from that, we look around the area, no issues along the corridor. we are clear here in baltimore county. no problems southbound from hartford county. 83 looks good as does 795. megan, back to you. >> thanks, kim. there's new information this morning, the death of a 14-year- old from belle air who was hit by a car after crossing a busy intersection. the pedestrian lights at route 24 are on now, but state police received a number of complaints that they were not working on friday. the state highway administration is investigating, but meantime, friends and family of 14-year- old joey are trying to face the reality. they continue to stop by and pay tribute and hug at
brings us up with sunny skies to 80 degrees this afternoon. by 4:00 p.m. lets check the roads with kim. >>> good morning. traffic is moving very well around the beltway so far. no problems up and down 95. as we peek here in anne arundel county, this is going to be 97 at benfield boulevard. traffic is pretty good northbound towards 695. no problems southbound as you approach route 50 making your way in towards the capitol beltway. traffic looks good towards dc so far. as we look at drive times, very few delays especially northbound 95. nine minutes between route 100 to 95. howard county, 10 minutes between i-70 to route 32. on the outer loop of the beltway southwest corner, no problems. only six minutes between i-70 and 95. one incident this morning, in western howard county, woodbine, they've actually closed the intersection of route 94 and old annapolis road again. we had downed poles and wires and utility work continues so expect to see minor delays out in that area. back to you. >>> do you feel safe in baltimore? you're going to think about that when you vote today for city state's
using the back patio of nicole and john armstrong as the back drop. >> how they will deal with the budget challenges next year is going to depend on whether the people making the decisions, jim and jerry or whether they are john boehner. >> reporter: on the senate floor republican leader mcconnell stepped up the rhetorical battle. >> i'm introducing legislation today which ensures that no one in this country will pay higher income taxes next year than they are right now. >> reporter: the president insists letting the cuts on the rich expire will give the government $700 billion to cut the deficit. with tax cuts now a major campaign issue congressional leaders say it's unlikely anything will get done about them on capitol hill until after november. john hendren, abc news, washington. >>> two years after the financial collapse most americans say they are optimistic about the future of their household finances. according to a news survey 81% of responders say they are more responsible with their household money than they were two years ago. many indicated they've changed thei
. >> terrific to have them here, it gives us all an opportunity to see both of the good teams. >> thousands did show up to cheer on their favorite maryland team right down to the wire. >> to the wide side. he did not make it, dobbs. >> reporter: that stop made navy's game, they the terps walked away with a 17-14 win fans walked away happy. >> it was a close game, thought navy had it but the terps came back in and screamed up. >> preston mitchum, abc the news. >> those interpret pans will be encouraged to walk with friends when they get back to college park after another attack on a student near campus. the assault this weekend is the latest in a string. cheryl conner joins us after talking with students. >> reporter: students have reported three separate incidents, campus police encourage them to walk in groups but even several students have been assaultd at one time. college students often feel invincible buttery sent attacks around college park make them vulnerable. >> it shows you you're never really safe. >> reporter: shannon palmer hangs out with her roommate at work so they don't have to
or recycle centers. its worth more than other metals used for wiring. police believe there may be more. >> it's still ongoing. there may be other wire these individuals may have if their possession. may have taken. this wire was valued at several thousand dollars. >> reporter: the fact that it was good clean copper wire and you can get more money for it at a junk yard. it was early in the morning and dark out here, diligent police work ended up in an arrest. don harrison for abc2 news. >> both suspects are charring with felony theft. >>> anne arundel county police also say this man slip $0,000 worth of underarmer merchandise off his delivery truck and into his home. $20,000. police say charles price was a courier with air freight plus. he said he was removing merchandise while making deliveries for the company. it's believed he may have stolen as much as $50,000 in underarmor merchandise over a two-year period. >>> a manhunt for a maryland man considered to be armed and dangerous comes to an end. 31-year-old joshua prince has surrendered to authorities in pennsylvania. police say prince was o
us more about their tour. g good morning, jamie. that's right. we caught up with the tour of duty this morning. they ran just past us headed wards washington, d.c. the first responders took to the road early august from california just to commemorate september 11 and those who lost their lives. you can see the video here. they had an escort which is great for safety. firefighters have come from all over the world. even as far as australia just to participate in this lune. the team hopes arrive in new york city on saturday for the 9th anniversary of the september 11 attack. the team is broken up into three groups. each group runs for six hours and then they recover for 12 hours and again, you can see the team, two of them running side by side on their way into dc and it's all in an effort to honor their fellow brothers and sisters who lost their lives on september 11. now it's important to note that the team is also raising money for a variety of charities as well. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> 6:34. listen. are you feeling down? perhaps a hug can pick you up. >>
saturday by erdman avenue in east baltimore. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us with more. >> reporter: police are still looking for answers in this case and two little girls are left without a father after a fatal hit-and-run accident. it happened saturday about 7:00 p.m. in the 5200 block of erdman avenue in east baltimore. witnesses say a black mercedes hit 25-year-old gerard grant on his motorcycle. the driver of the mercedes immediately fled the scene. police don't believe this is a case of road rage. there is significant damage to the driver's side of the mercedes and witnesses say it was tough to watch. >> i heard, like, a pop. then i seen the young man flying in the air with his motorcycle. three times he did. land on the ground. >> reporter: police say they are looking for a black mercedes with major damage to the driver's side and the mirror missing. anybody with information should call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> another motorcyclist dead after a crash. this one happened in glen burnie. it happened at the in
>>> good wednesday morning, thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. we'll be spending a lot of time together. have you seen some of the clips? extreme makeover. >> i cannot wait to see this. it's an exciting week here. ndp 6:00, sunday night. there'll be the pregame show leading to the big special. >> i can't wait. >> the following weekend, we have the komen race for the cure. you have pizza, you can get a coke, you have-- >> there's food, shopping. >> the credit union, lenny's deli. >> all sorts of stuff in there. we want to remind you about komen race for the cure. in the past, it's been at the end of october. this year, it's october 3rd. >> look at you. going to buy some cards. >> we have a big event coming up to help lupus. this is a great event. scotty garceau, his daughter, we are going to go out there and raise money again. >> great cause. >> yes. >> coming up this morning: we're going to talk about tomatoes. do you like them? >> c'mon. >> you're italian. my husband doesn't like tomatoes, but he likes tomato sauce, pizza. crystal is here from wegm
seconds left. >> good. >> use it. >> good morning. we have a look this morning, at wet weather, the headline is going to be all about the potential for flooding. this morning, it's about the rain, it's about the spray, it's about the fog. that's going to cut down visibility and make for a busy morning, not only for you but for kim brown so stay tuned for that in a moment. we're staying cool most of the day, heavy rain, more on the way could lead to over three inches in spots before this thing is done. tomorrow night and wednesday morning. here's maryland's most powerful doppler radar. with one knot of moisture, you can see it rotate through on top of baltimore city as we speak. and heavy rain actually continues off towards our north and east as we're watching this morning, looks like the heaviest knot of rain from middle river and sliding its way east of essex and rosedale and up 95. so kingsville, white marsh and even up towards, looks like hickory and bel air possibly in the next 20 minutes. we're going to watch rain, maybe break for a couple of hours and come back with thund
on the beltway. this is on hartford road. no issues on the 695 beltway so far. >> >> stay with us, we have more news, weather and traffic after we we return. >> , well, max, first day... moh-ohm. -do you have your lunch? -yes. and you know where your classroom is? uh huh. mom, i can walk from here. what about your... mom, i got it. ♪ [ female announcer ] they're never too big for a little something sweet. kellogg's rice krispies treats. the man loves his cheese. the only thing he likes more than cheese is more cheese. if he was eating cheese he'd put cheese on it. he's like a cheese monster. and now kraft's got this new thing, cheddar explosion. i really want to try it. fat chance that's gonna happen. [ male announcer ] kraft macaroni and cheese just got cheesier. new cheddar explosion. you know you love it. >> let's look at news around the nation, parties are trying to figure out why 13 members went missing. officers are seamplegging in an wide area after this group -- searching in a wide area after this group said, come see me jesus. >> joe tori and don mattingly are expected to attend a ce
charge against the famous pastor who used the pulpit yesterday to say all this stuff is not true. >> bolden is beautiful. the ravens beat the browns as flacco finds bolden not once but twice, and three times. >> lionel richie over here. >> i was just going to say. nobody wants to hear that on a monday morning at 6:00 a.m. >> how about a hand for my partner, megan pringle, makes the big time last night? >> forget it, how about the girls from girls hope? all the volunteers. if you helped out you should be so proud of yourself. that was, "extreme makeover: home edition" guz great things but it's so nice when it highlights your city. >> we gave the nation two hours of hope last night. >> great. >>> here is justin berk with your weather forecast. >> reporter: good morning. going to give you hope to catch up on the drought. building conditions across the area. we've had a two and a half-inch deficit of rainfall we could make up in one day. we already had heavy rain across parts of the area this morning, more on the way. even if the rain stops it looks like it's going to actualliy build
that destroyed a dozen row homes earlier in the week. abc 2 news linda so tells us how it's drawing attention to the dangers that lurk all over the city. >> reporter: vacant homes, there are a lot of them in the city. after what happened earlier this week in west baltimore with the fires, people believe it could happen in their block as well. they are calling on the city to do more to keep them safe. there have already been several fires in vacant homes there. years ago when eleanor was using drugs, she lived with several people in an abandoned home. drug use, lighting candles for heat and light all pose a serious risk for fire. >> when the buildings get on fire, it do travel and spread onto the old houses because they're real old, you know? i think about it every day. >> reporter: housing officials say they look for ways to rehabilitate the properties but when the safety threat outweighs the benefit, they often demolish them. linda so. >>> today, the mayor and governor will begin demolishing the so-called highway to nowhere. remember in the 1970s, it was built as a plan to connect interstat
could cause deadly health problems. >>> how a doctor is using his personal struggles to inspire others to get fit. >>> i'm meteorologist wyatt everhart. 76 cool degrees at bwi five degrees below average. 76 was your two degree guarantee. susan andrade you're a 2-degree weather winner talk about the rain system headed our way for the weekend coming up. i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work. . >>> a health alert tonight concussion concerns involving student athletes. experts say more than 41% of those injured return to action too soon leading to cognitive physical and emotional problems past the initial injury. howard county health officials say they want pare
yesterday. linda so is live to tell us how they made it through the night. >> reporter: it's been a long and busy night for the crews working to get the power back on. the hope is to get the power restored to the people and restaurants in the area sometime this morning. an underground electrical cable sparked the fire early sunday morning that knocked out power to parts of little italy. it happened at the corner of fawn and high streets. about 120 customers were left in the dark making it a tough day of business for the many restaurants in the area. some even had to close their doors. >> in the midst of recession, after three blizzards that happened all on weekends, a transformer fire that knocks out power and knocks out another night it's not the best way to sort of continue in business but, hey, football was on tonight. we're all watching that anyway, too. it was not going to be a terribly busy night i don't think but no way to tell. we're most concerned about saving our perishables. >> reporter: again, bge crews have been working all day yesterday, overnight, this morning, the hope
widespread use of metal detectors here at johns hopkins. the frightening news came shortly after 11:00. >> sounded chaotic, no one knew what was going on. >> reporter: thousands of hospital employees told there had been a shooting on the 8-t floor of the medical building, they locked themselves in not knowing where the gunman might beheaded. >> it's scary just knowing that someone is on the outside on a rampage. with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> we contacted our mother, she had to hang the phone up abruptly -- >> it was only after securing the area and sending in s.w.a.t. teams that police learned the gunman, 50-year-old paul par advertise, had already shot himself and his mother inside of her hospital room. before that he had shot dr. david komen who had been informing him about his mother's condition. they initially thought it was warren davis. >> mr. davis removed a small semiautomatic handgun from his waist area, waistband area, and fired a single gunshot that struck the doctor in the lower chest/upper abdomen. >> reporter: cohen was rushed to sur
. >> reporter: after searching through and using thermal imaging they found in evidence anyone was inside or hurt. the building inspectors are still trying to determine the cause of the collapse. >> not a wash out around the area but definitely a lot more rain than we are used to. some parts of the area even had tornado warnings. the big question, how much longer will it stay around? wyatt is here with the look at the forecast. >> reporter: much needed rain and we were happy to see it to a point. the problem is we had more than we needed in many areas prompting flash flood warnings. now a watch that will go through tomorrow morning. let's break it down. first show you that again most of central maryland. basically from frederick down to southern maryland under a flood watch and the counties along the bay on the western shore facing a coastal flood advisory. the most powerful radar. we are tracking more rain in out of 9 south but the heaviest on the eastern shore where there is not a flood watch and that will be pushing up into new jersey. the five sweep mode on the radar just not a lot i
, sun bleached signs neglected, several store fronts empty. the county believes the best use of this space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county has set aside some money to help redevelop the commons and pledged to do so if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> towson has everything going for them demographickicly, education wise, income wise. there's no reason why this location can't support a much, much better use. >> so once again, that auction starts at 1:00 p.m. today on the steps of the county courthouse in towson. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> look at stories making headlines this morning. a wild fire caused an evacuation of about 1600 homes. 1600 homes in utah. the fire started when live ammunition from a nearby national guard firing range ignited the dry brush. in these conditions, not sitting well with some residents. some of whom lost their homes and with the dry season, conditions are prime. o recent fire destroyed 166 homes, just one of several big fires across the west since july. >> a kentucky man a
. may get rain and probably could use more. let's take a look. quiet and pretty night out there. the stadium, the purple glow baby. yeah. just a little brighter this evening for whatever reason. 63 degrees. 78% humidity. winds calm. it's a quiet night weather wise it's about as quiet as you get out there. nice day in parksville. blue skies generally the run. kind of a nice sapphire sky pushing toward sunset. getting earlier and earlier these days. 7:20 in the evening. then teak you out to carol county. deep blue skies. want to show you some of the numbers today. neighborhood by neighborhood. not a widespread. norrisville 79. about the hottest spot on the map. out towards fredricks and clarksville. upper 80's there. less than a ten degrees range. most of us were in those mid to low mid80's around the baltimore area. temperature wise 63 baltimore, 66 wilmington and 55 cool degrees in work right now. there will be cool spots come daybreak. hanging on into a warm night. on the whole the numbers today, couple degrees above average. cool era long the bay. annapolis and cambridge in th
stimulated us to understand that in front of our church is good and then we have to go to the corners, we have to go to the side streets, and just continue to create an attitude of safety. >> reporter: work that goes beyond a day's work. because just one day later, eastern district major melvin russell had to take down a pair of shoes hanging from a tree. a common signature by the criminal element that means trouble will be back again. police warn there will always be push back when a troubled corner like this one is cleaned up. the community just needs to push harder. >> yesterday they cleaned it up and i'm glad. >> you hope it lasts a while. >> yeah, i hope so. like i said, like i said, it's for all the children because he got to grow up, a whole lot of kids got to grow up. >> reporter: she hopes the park lasts, important for her grandchildren, important for the community, a community now avenging a murder by taking back one corner at a time. >> we're convinced we're going to prevail because in spite of the criminal element, i still believe people want to do what's right. i still believ
us the original projections were 25% to 30% turnout. as of 3:00 this afternoon it was far less than 20% in the county. early voting is only counting for about 3% of the voters. she says this could be a record year in a bad way. >> we're averaging anywhere from 200 to 300 at a precinct. there are 23 precincts in baltimore county, some coming in just breaking 500 after 3:00 today. that's pretty low. >> is that surprising? >> it is. i was expecting at least 25% to 30% turnout. we had a 33% turnout back in 2006. for the gubernatorial primary. so i was hoping we would reach around that. >> both brown and jones say they do expect the numbers to pick up. some after people start getting off work and going to the polls but not by much. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> for months you've heard them talk about the changes they would bring to the community. gregg bernstein says he understands crime, patricia jessamy says you need her experience. tonight you decide who is the best person for the state's attorney job in baltimore city. we begin with christian schaffer who is live in south baltim
, like using umbrellas while on the sidewalk, to stepping into a fountain with their clothes on. >> it's hotter than hell out here. >> i thought it was fall, guess not. >> do you agree, the national weather service says the prolonged period of heat is caused by a ridge of high pressure that is keeping the pacific ocean's normal cool temperatures at a distance. is that right? thank you. i did my homework. >>> a small brush fire broke out. they quickly put it out. >> a pause from the meteorologist. >>> a virginia beach teen says he was attacked by a shark, has 51 stitches to prove it. 19-year-old caleb kuchak was surfing with friends, something brushed up against them. they were next to their boards an felt something in the water. right up next to him. >> look at the teeth imprints. i thought it would never happen. when we first got there it did not even cross my mind. that we were potentially in danger. >> with help from buddies caleb got back on the beach. rescuers believe he was attacked by a shark. he's anyneys and ankles -- his knees and ankles are bandaged up. he says he'll be back
. winds near calm, thanks to clear skies allowing us to really lower things. you'll head towards the metro area, in the beltway, it's a little milder, 62 degrees now. the gwynn oak school at calvin rodwell elementary school, 6 2, contrasted with the 50s outside of the beltway. there's a spread on the thermometer, a spread of high clouds trying to move in as well. we should see a fair amount of sunshine though may not be that deep blue to the sky. we'll range from partly cloudy to mostly sunny with 50s widespread this morning. official sunrise at 6:47. so still an hour and a half to go. after that, yeah, take the shades with you. you may need them. mostly sunny skies with a few clouds mixed in. this afternoon's 2-degree guaranteed high, 80. >>> let's check the roads with kim, you should not be driving 80 but you may want to. >> thank you. especially at this early hour, it's tempting to do that. northbound through the fort mchenry tunnel, that emergency roadwork has been picked up out of the right tube, everything is reopened and traffic moving very well. drive times, you won't encounter del
track pulling it further and further away from us. that is good news. it'll eventually get wrapped up into the northern territories of canada there and become just a big rain maker well north into the atlantic. as we check out the watches and warnings left not many. they are mainy tropical storm watches, it's worth recapping. just one last time a look at the size and scope and power of what was once a category four hurricane but as so often happens as it worked in to the northern cooler waters, juror around the virginia knock north carolina border. you may be thinking about what's behind earl right now? the answer not much. we have fiona but it's just a tropical low. when you get the powerful hurricanes coming through tends to churn up cooler water and make agriculture a hard time for storms behind the big storms to get strong. its cooler air on the march. that's what we will notice. breezy conditions. you can see the cool air on the march. 65 cincinnati. that's coming in through the day tomorrow. overnight, 65 partly chady. tomorrow through the day muchl key day. 78, and quite a bit
and in washington, d.c. that's where emily schmidt joins us now, live, with a preview. and, emily, tea party candidates are getting a lot of attention today. >> reporter: this is the focus on them today. rob and vinita, good morning to you. republicans hoping to unseat democrats in november. but today, and first, tea party candidates are hoping to oust some of the gop favorites. the biggest stage for a potential upset today is in delaware. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: on this primary day in seven states, some candidates worry this may not be the year to be a party favorite. >> i actually have a conservative voting record, as far as finances are concerned, in congress. and while i'm a moderate, that's generally on the social issues. >> reporter: in democrat-dominated delaware, gop leaders think eight-term congressman mike castle is their only hope to win vice president biden's old senate seat. instead, castle is in a fight race with christine o'donnell. she has ran before. but this time, she has tea party backing. >> republicans are backing away. they get behind candidates like my oppon
weren't going from a long while before he told us. >> last flight off the island left this afternoon. >>> american woman held in iran more than a year and accused of spying said she and the two men with her were never spies or committed any crimes. she called their arrest a huge misunderstanding. she talked about her experience in new york on sunday,. >> reporter: looking strong and healthy, sarah thanked the iran government for her release and appealed for the freedom of her fiance and their friend. >> my disappointment of not sharing with shane and josh was crushing. >> reporter: the mothers of the other two are seeking a meeting the iran president while he is here. >> we are hoping we get one. >> reporter: the long ordeal of the three americans started in july of last year when they were arrested for allegedly crossing the border from iraq. they were accused of being spies. if convicted they could spend up to ten years in jail. >> i just can't imagine how painful the experience that they themselves have had inside prison. >> reporter: sarah said she left with her spirit bruised
. no records of such calls. diana avillar tells us there were other signs of trouble. >> reporter: this is exhibit a in the ntsb's investigation. the 28-foot long pipeline at the center of the san bruno explosion. >> we want to know, was it a fatigue factor associated with pressurizing and depreciatizing the pipe which could eventually break it. >> reporter: now comes information the pipeline was known to be potentially dangerous. in a 2007 document the owner, pg & e said the pipeline ranks in the top 100 risks of and risk of failure at this location is unacceptably high. the document was part of a budget request to replace the line. monday pg & e refute the their own report. they said the line had been tested as recently as this march. >> this one not listed as one of the high-risk sections of the pipeline. >> reporter: the california public utilities commission ordered the company to inspect all 6,400 miles of existing pipeline, that run directly beneath homes. crumbling infrastructure is not just california's problem. according to the agency overseeing the nation's pipelines,
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